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ERIC Number: EJ1158795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Attitudes of Stakeholders towards Physical Punishment on Pupils of International and National Schools in Kampala District, Uganda
Mulinga, Damien Mbikyo
World Journal of Education, v2 n1 p96-116 Feb 2012
This paper describes an applied research study conducted to find solutions for the problem of the use of physical punishment in schools in the Kampala District of Uganda. In this study stakeholders were requested to state their actions and feelings towards the use of physical punishment in schools. The objective of the study was to investigate attitudes of stakeholders towards physical punishment in schools, find out circumstances which commonly lead to physical punishment, and explore perceptions of stakeholders on alternative forms of punishment. To achieve these objectives the researcher used survey methods in his research methodology. The sample was composed of 360 respondents/subjects (school administrators, parents, teachers and pupils). These respondents were subjected to interviews and questionnaires. In these aspects the research was carried out under the requirements of both qualitative and quantitative research. Attitudes towards physical punishment as a dependent variable depended on the use of physical punishment as an independent variable; therefore attitudes of stakeholders are influenced by physical punishment. To analyze the data, the researcher coded similar issues and therefore calculated percentages in order to estimate the average of respondents who appreciate or do not appreciate any issue concerning the use of physical punishment in schools. The study revealed that in both international and national schools, pupils acknowledged that physical punishment is helpful; pupils did not agree that a teacher who beats children should be dismissed. Referring to these findings it seems that pupils are driven by external pressures about the matter of the use of physical punishment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
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